Born to a farmer, Sandeep Kannan from Tirupati has at all times been inclined in direction of the career. However after commencement, identical to his friends, Sandeep started getting ready for aggressive examinations.
It was in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown that he sat and considered why selecting farming as a profession. “I had extra time to consider it. So I made a decision to discover polyhouse farming strategies. I learn books, watched movies and did in-depth analysis,” says the 23-year-old.
By extensive analysis, he grew to become all in favour of hydroponics farming, a technique of rising crops with out soil, by utilizing water-based mineral nutrient answer.
As a trial, Sandeep began cultivation of lettuce and spinach on his residence terrace. By getting ready a correct arrange utilizing PVC pipes, he harvested the primary spherical of produce in November.
It was throughout this era that his father was identified with diabetes and medical doctors beneficial the consumption of extra recent veggies. This grew to become a push for Sandeep to go huge with a farm.
By borrowing cash from relations, he arrange Vyavasayi Bhoomi, a hydroponic farm and startup that sells recent produce together with spinach, pink amaranth, basil, kale, pak choi (Chinese language cabbage), lettuce and broccoli.
At this time, Sandeep earns Rs 54,000 per thirty days by promoting the veggies in markets, supermarkets and residential areas with out middlemen. He plans to increase and take a look at rising new gadgets within the upcoming months thereby rising earnings.
Watch the youth’s farming journey right here: